Topic: overdoses

A Eulogy for Amy Winehouse from Someone Who Knew Her Only Through the Tabloids

A Eulogy for Amy Winehouse from Someone Who Knew Her Only Through the Tabloids

Police found Amy Winehouse dead at her apartment in London earlier today; though the authorities are calling her death “unexplained,” rumors buzz that it was a drug overdose. And really, what else could it have been for the singer, who’s publicly battled addiction since her single “Rehab” made her a phenomenon five years ago?

I realize I didn’t know much at all about Winehouse beyond the usual: Beehive hairdo, bad teeth, scrawny frame, husband trouble, drugs, gorgeous voice. More »

New Teen Trauma: Energy Drink Overdoses

New Teen Trauma: Energy Drink Overdoses

Leave it to teenagers to find new and inventive ways to overdose on legal substances. According to a report from the medical journal Pediatrics, highly caffeinated drinks cause heart palpitations, seizures and strokes in children and teens who drink them. Already this year, there have been over 300 overdoses and reported side effects.

How much Red Bull are these kids drinking? More »